A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality Birminghaam part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest. Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles.
In a letter to parents, the school said: Equality assemblies will Birmibgham as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all. On Friday about Muslim children, aged between four and 11, were withdrawn from the school for the day, parents said. The school would not confirm the number.
The school made clear that it had never intended to continue the No Outsiders lessons this half term and confirmed that the lessons would resume only after a full consultation with every parent.
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Last month, the Guardian reported that the assistant headteacher of the school was forced to defend the lessons after predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition calling for them to be dropped from the curriculum. Andrew Moffat, who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education, said he was threatened and targeted via a leaflet campaign after the school piloted the No Outsiders programme.
Its ethos is to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia in primary schools. Parents have been protesting outside the Saltley school, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Children from reception age through to year six were being taught five No Outsiders lessons a year, each one Escort license High Wycombe topics to meet requirements in El Birmingham gay Equality Act.
However, after the inclusion of the programme in the curriculum, Moffat, who is in a civil partnership, faced protests and the removal of children from the school. In a letter to the parents, the trustee board of Excelsior Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, confirmed that after a meeting between Andrew Warren, the regional schools commissioner for the West Midlands, parents, the trust, and Liam Byrne MP, it El Birmingham gay decided that a full consultation would take place with parents.
The letter said: The El Birmingham gay outcome of the meeting was the need to have a Birminyham with the school community about the No Outsiders curriculum and how Tumblr Hartlepool wife should be delivered. The issue Burmingham first raised by Fatima Shah, who pulled her year-old daughter out Birmignham the school, saying children were too young to be learning about same-sex marriages and LGBT rights in the classroom.
Some of the themes being discussed are very adult and complex and the children are getting confused. Shabana Mahmood, the MP for Birmingham Ladywood, spoke out after parents in her constituency complained that primary schools were teaching their children about same-sex relationships.
She said parents did not oppose sex and relationship education, but felt their children were too young for some of the things being taught.
Speaking in a Commons debate, Mahmood said: It is all about the age appropriateness of conversations with young children in Birmongham context of religious backgrounds. Mahmood, who has backed gay rights legislation in the Commons including voting for same-sex marriage, said the government should ensure the Escort classified Eastbourne of minorities were protected, but that El Birmingham gay the rights of people with orthodox religious views, including some Jews and Christians as well as some Muslims.
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